Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland
Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.
While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.
Colourful Nuuk App
When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more.
Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?
Well, stop wondering and click the video on the left. In this light hearted clip the people of Nuuk give you a tour around town so you learn exactly what you can expect and get an impression of why, we call it Colourful Nuuk.
Learn About Events
Johan Markussen (1906-1994) UjuaangivasikDate: 23-08-2017 - 01-10-2017
Flying mythical creatures and tupilak figurines, marvelous beings and dancing humans – is all elements that you can experience in the exhibition with...
Food Festival 2017Date: 23-09-2017 - 24-09-2017
Did you know that Nuuk has it's very own Food Festival? Each year in the end of september a weekend is planned to celebrate all the amazing foods and...
Arctic Dreams Dance PerformanceDate: 23-09-2017
Presenting Arctic Dreams Dance Performance, showcasing contemporary dance and vertical dance pieces by Alexander Montgomery-Andersen, Madelaine Gordon...
Akisuanerit FestivalDate: 29-09-2017 - 01-10-2017
It is the ninth year that the festival is held and as always, there is a lot of music to suit all tastes, ranging from old classics to modern music.
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Nuuk = welcoming, unique & truly stunning
Nuuk - what a great place to visit and explore! It was so different to what I imagined Greenland would be like. I visited Nuuk as part of a business...
Nuuk- a welcoming, colorful and pioneering city!
I enjoyed everything about my recent trip to Nuuk! It is one of the most beautiful and unique destinations I have ever traveled to- it is a “must-see”...
A place to be discovered!
Wow - Nuuk was not at all what I expected! I found Nuuk to be a dynamic cosmopolitan city. Here, you can find nature, culture and history just...
We went to Nuuk in November, and had an awesome 5 day trip. The city is full of the nicest people and we instantly felt welcome. We went on a boat...